Robertson Research Group

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Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Robertson Research Group

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Description area

Dates of existence

1961-c 2004

History

Robertson Research Group was the name of a group of inter-connected companies involved throughout the world in natural resource and environmental consultancy including the exploration for and development of oil, gas, minerals, water and agriculture.

The Group had its origins in the Robertson Research Company Ltd, formed in 1961 to provide mineral assessment services for the quarrying interests of William Robertson Shipowners in North Wales. The business expanded rapidly, with new offices being opened in many parts of the world, both in the UK and overseas. In 1970, Robertson Research International Ltd was formed to look after the business’ international interests and in 1975, Robertson Research Holdings Ltd was formed to act as the major equity holder and controlling organisation of the Group. Both these companies operated through a number of subsidiaries.

In 1984, Robertson Research Holdings Ltd was renamed Robertson Research plc. In 1987, it was renamed again, as Robertson Group Ltd.

In 1991, the Group was taken over by Simon Engineering plc.

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Relationships area

Related entity

Simon Engineering plc

Identifier of the related entity

C0260

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1991 - ?

Description of relationship

Robertson Research Group was taken over by Simon Engineering plc.

Related entity

Robertson Research Company Ltd (Formed 1961)

Identifier of the related entity

C0256

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Robertson Research Company was an associated company of the Robertson Research Group.

Related entity

Robertson Group plc (1975-c 2004)

Identifier of the related entity

C0038

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Robertson Group plc was the major equity holder and controlling organisation of Robertson Research Group.

Related entity

Robertson Research International Ltd (1970-2004)

Identifier of the related entity

C0259

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Robertson Research International Ltd looked after the international interests of Robertson Research Group.

Related entity

William Robertson Shipowners Ltd, 1949-1997 (1949-1997)

Identifier of the related entity

C0026

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Robertson Research Group was the geological research and consultancy arm of William Robertson Shipowners Ltd.

Related entity

Robertson, William Francis, 1920-2005, shipowner

Identifier of the related entity

P0126

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Frank Robertson was chairman of Robertson Research Group.

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Control area

Authority record identifier

C0272

Institution identifier

GB 249

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created by Victoria Peters, December 2010.

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